Jo Gane: Photographic Artist & Educator

Open Submission Exhibition Opportunity

I'm pleased to invite submissions for a group exhibition of emerging to mid-career artists supported by Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts. The exhibition will be held at BOM (Birmingham Open Media) throughout September 2015. Selected artists will receive a fee of £300 to produce work for the exhibition. Work submitted must respond to the brief below, however the way in which work relates to the brief is left open to interpretation.


In 1961 Nuneaton Museum purchased a sculpture by Julian Henry Beck, an artist, engineer and photographer. This sculpture has since gone missing and all that remains is the truncated accession record. Artists are invited to produce a version of this sculpture in any media based upon the information that has been recorded. This may take any form and could also be based on more ephemeral elements of the sculpture such as what it would sound or smell like. As the accession record exists as digital data, submissions that interpret the data using digital technologies and processes are particularly encouraged.

For more details on how to apply please download the PDF here

BOM Research Talk

I'll be talking about the beginnings of my research into early photographic processes and a collaborative project to remake a lost sculpture by Julian Henry Beck on Friday 10th April 2015 at 12.30pm at BOM.

This talk was postponed from Wednesday 25th March due to unforseen circumstances.

For more details, please click here for more details on the BOM website.

Arts Council England Funding

I have been awarded funding from Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts scheme to support a new exhibition at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) in September and some research and development work into making Daguerreotypes.

The exhibition will be a collaborative group exhibition in which up to 25 artists working in a wide variety of media will recreate a lost sculpture by Julian Henry Beck, based on the accession data about the missing work held by Nuneaton Museum. The artists involved will be selected through an open submission process.

Further updates about this will follow shortly, watch this space.

BOM Fellowship

I'm excited to be working at BOM (Birmingham Open Media) throughout 2015 as one of their fellows, joining a hugely inspiring creative network. I'll be using the time and space to investigate historic processes and create new collaborative work in the JHB archive.

BOM is an amazing new art and technology space close to New Street Station where lots of very interesting things will be happening, for more details go to their website here.

Nuneaton Museum Exhibition

The exhibition of The JHB Archive at Nuneaton Museum in Riversley Park, Nuneaton is now open and runs from Saturday 1st November 2014 until Sunday 14th December 2014. Opening Times are as follows:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am until 4.30pm
Sunday: 2.00pm until 4.30pm
Bank Holidays: 10.30am until 4.30pm
A closing event will be held in December, watch this space for updates.